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Entry Ways to Keep Your Home Organized & Chic!

Christina Henck of Henck Design and FOX29 Reporter Kelly Rule

Entry Ways to Keep Your Home Organized & Chic!

Christina Henck of Henck Design, explains the insider tricks to keep your entry neat and gorgeous for Philadelphia’s FOX29.
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Christina Henck of interior design company in Philadelphia, Henck Design recently did a LIVE segment on Fox29 Good Day Philadelphia. She spoke with Reporter Kelly Rule to show you how to create a beautiful yet functional entryway design regardless of how much space there is available.
Interior Designer - Christina Henck of Henck Design showcasing the use of baskets for storage with local

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“What if your entry is chaotic- where do you start?” This was Kelly Rule’s #1 question. When our clients first walk into their home entry, they should always have organizational items and solutions to support their lives. Americans in 2019 are almost always on the go and creating a space to store those essential- on your way out of the door- items is crucial and considering your space is the most important place to start. Whether you live in an apartment in Bala Cynwyd, a waterfront condominium near the Schuylkill River Trail or a single family home in Wayne, PA, an entry table is Christina Henck’s “go-to” furnishing, no matter how large or small your entry or foyer is.  Interior design is all about how the space flows, how clients use the space on a functional level, and creating decor that inspires people at home to live their best selves whether in Philadelphia, on the Main Line, Chestnut Hill or even down the Jersey Shore. If you find yourself with no space and have a closet, these tips will work for you too.
Henck Design’s clients entryway and living room at Pier 3 in Old City has color, light, and functional items to keep this homeowner organized and stylish for everyday living in Philadelphia.
Keeping items hidden. Using baskets or decorative boxes will help to keep your essentials looking chic and organized. These organizational baskets will not only look good but serve a functional purpose. It also makes it easy to switch out items depending on the season, for example; sunscreen and towels for summer and hats and gloves in winter. In today’s fast paced lifestyle, it is critical that Henck Design’s clients are able to come home from work and drop any work items, kid’s shoes/bags and anything else waying them down without having to worry in the morning where you left them. That is where utilizing a large decorative bowl comes in, just drop in those must-have items like keys, wallets or sunglasses and you are set for your next walk out the front door. Using lighting in your entry space serves multiple purposes as well, it allows it to look as though someone is always at home but also is nice at the end of the day come in turn on the light and feel at home in your surroundings - not to mention you can see and enjoy the entry space! Lastly, decorative hooks are also a great way to keep organized - especially - if you find yourself without a closet or space for a table. If you do have a closet take advantage and hang hooks on the interior of the door to hide coats, pet leashes, etc!
 A secondary view of Henck Design’s client’s entryway and living room in the Fox29 segment.

It isn't all about functionality and organization though. It is extremely important to Henck that her clients, or anyone for that matter feel comfortable and grounded in their space.  Family photos are a great way to remember the important things like friends and family when we live in such a fast paced world. Having a photo of your son, daughter or pet greet you as you enter your home allows you to stay present and focused on the big picture and may even help you remember birthdays or important events with family and friends!  All these tips will help to create a “Moment” when you walk in the door.

HD created this Pinterest board dedicated to giving our readers the best home decor inspiration for their entryways: https://www.pinterest.com/henckdesign/epic-entries-hd-curated/ .This should help you to visualize all the ways you can utilize these tips and tools, regardless of personal style.  

At Henck Design, we help our clients conceptualize and implement design style into their homes. Contact us for more information on how we can transform your home into an inspiring, unique space. 

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